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Imported Food Control Act 1992

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The object of this Act is to provide for the compliance of food imported into Australia with Australian food standards and the requirements of public health and safety.

Our imported food laws include: Imported Food Control Act 1992 Imported Food Control Order 2019 Imported Food Control Regulations 2019. This legislation establishes our Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS). It also sets out the compliance requirements for imported food.

Through our scheme, we inspect imported food to check it: - meets Australian requirements for public health and safety - complies with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - complies with the Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016